Charles Harrison Brown

Charles Harrison Brown ( born October 22, 1920 in Coweta, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, † 10 July 2003 in Henderson, Nevada ) was an American politician. Between 1957 and 1961 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Brown attended the public schools in Humansville and Republic (Missouri ) and then the High School in Springfield. Later, he completed the Drury College in Springfield and by 1939 the George Washington University in the capital Washington. Since 1937 he worked in the radio business. In the years 1937 and 1938, he served as program director of a radio station in Springfield, where he had previously worked as a 16- year-old as a speaker. In 1940 he was responsible for public relations on the radio in the Missouri Conservation Commission. In the years 1943 and 1945 he worked for an advertising agency in St. Louis. Brown was also the founder and director of the Brown Radio-TV Productions, Inc. in Springfield, which he joined in the television business. In addition, he was a partner of Brown Brothers Advertising Agency, the offices in Nashville, St. Louis and Springfield entertained.

Politically, Brown was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1956 and 1964 he was a delegate to all Democratic National Conventions, and also on the regional Democratic Party days in Missouri. In the congressional elections of 1956 he was elected the seventh election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded Dewey Jackson Short took on 3 January 1957 he had defeated in the election. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1961 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the events of the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1960, Brown defeated Republican Durward Gorham Hall. To date, he is the last Democrat who represented the seventh district of Missouri in Congress; only Republicans were elected there in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1960. After retiring from Congress Brown worked as a consultant for public relations in Washington and Los Angeles. From 1973 to 1979 he also served as Senior Vice President on the Board of an oil refinery in Los Angeles. Charles Brown died on 10 June 2003 in Henderson.

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